Month: March 2018

TIME 100 voting update: Duterte way below

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is not gaining much votes in the 2018 TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People. In the latest update of voting results Saturday, March 31, Duterte still garnered 0% points compared to other contenders like Korean pop group BTS who already has 14%, while former US President Barack Obama has 3% and ...

Davao-based journo barred from covering Marawi event

An unidentified officer of the 103rd Brigade of the Philippine Army (PA) barred Davao Today and Kilab Multimedia reporter Kath M. Cortez from covering the rally that marked the return of Marawi City residents to their homes. While taking photos of the protesters at the PA-Philippine National Police blockade at the city’s Rapitan Bridge, the ...

Duterte in TIME 100 again for 2018

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is again one of the nominees in TIME Magazine’s 100 most influential people in the world. Last year, he was included in the top 100 list of influential people along with incarcerated Senator Leila de Lima. This year though, the senator is no longer among the nominees while President Duterte remains ...

The birthday boy with his apos

President Rodrigo Duterte celebrates his 73rd birthday with his apos visiting him at his residence in Davao City.

A woman’s way to national security

A woman can take part in a man’s domain. Compostela Valley 1st District Representative Maria Carmen Zamora-Mabanglo extended this message to all Filipino women as she recently donned the rank as Lieutenant Colonel, reservist of the Philippine Army, and took an oath to get actively involved in national security. In her speech during the ceremonial ...

Duterte meets with MILF leaders and GRP panel in Davao

President Rodrigo Duterte meets with leaders of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front as well as members of the Bangsamoro Transition Council and the government peace panel Tuesday evening. Present during the meeting are Secretary Jesus Dureza, Secretary Adelino Sitoy, Chair Al Haj Murad of the MILF, Chair Ghazali Jaafar of the BTC and Mohagher Iqbal.

1 inmate killed, 1 recaptured in Digos jailbreak

  One detainee was killed while another one was recaptured after a jailbreak in Digos City, Davao del Sur Tuesday, March 27. Authorities identified the slain escapee as Bakol Tiwan who was facing murder charge. The other escapee is identified as Miroy Digan who is facing homicide charges. The jailbreak took place around noontime. Supt. ...